DTN WeatherSentry Alternatives

Perry Weather: A DTN WeatherSentry alternative with faster alerts, on-site WBGT, and accurate data

Precise On-Site WBGT Measurements

Perry Weather’s commercial grade WBGT sensor provides highly accurate readings, whereas DTN WeatherSentry uses less reliable third-party data.

Free Weather Policy Setup

We’ll build your Perry Weather account with custom mobile and on-site alerts based on your policies. Just send them to us and we’ll handle setup.

Quicker first-strike lightning alerts

Tired of inconsistent DTN WeatherSentry lightning alerts? Perry Weather offers more accurate, instant alerts with strike info and countdown timers.

Comparing Perry Weather vs DTN Weather Sentry

Perry Weather
DTN WeatherSentry
Web Dashboard & Mobile App
Outdoor warning system (optional)
Auto lightning strike timer
Alerts for multiple locations, including GPS location
Organization policy breach alerts
Text message (SMS), push notifications, and email alerts
Configurable quiet times and alert settings
Policy alert directives (e.g. “20 mins rest per 1hr activity”)
Automated historical data logging
Mass text staff (e.g. “All outdoor activities cancelled today.”)
On-site weather station
On-site WBGT monitor
24/7 live meteorologist support

“Perry Weather is timely, accurate, and actionable data that is always available. Takes any guess work out of event planning and management, making the weather something we just don’t have to be concerned about anymore.”

– Brett Mortensen, Head Athletic Trainer
Brigham Young University

Why choose Perry Weather over DTN WeatherSentry

Here are some reasons to choose Perry Weather over DTN WeatherSentry:

Dedicated support

The number one reason people cite for loving Perry Weather? Our customer service. We’re always here to help with real people offering chat, email, or phone support during normal business hours.

We even set up your local policies for you in your Perry Weather account so you don’t have to worry about it.

All Perry Weather customers also receive 24/7 meteorologist support via phone, text, or email. So if you have a big event coming up and you’re uncertain of which way the weather will turn, our degreed meteorologists have your back.

Unlimited locations

Perry Weather lets you manage as many locations as you want under one account. With DTN WeatherSentry, you can only manage 6 locations. With Perry Weather, you can make sure all your locations follow your organization’s rules and have proper security settings.

For example, let’s say you’re a school district. The athletic trainer at one school doesn’t need weather alerts from other schools. But you can feel confident knowing you can control settings for all schools in your district from Perry Weather. You can manage all your locations from one place.

Data you can trust

DTN’s weather data can be misleading. While they present it as on-site data, it actually comes from public weather stations – the same ones free apps access.

If real-time, on-location readings matter to you, Perry Weather is a better option. Our commercial grade sensors provide accurate measurements of critical factors like WBGT and lightning strikes directly from your field or facility. You’ll get the precise, actionable insights you need to make informed decisions.

Up-to-date information

DTN WeatherSentry updates weather conditions once per hour, whereas Perry Weather updates every 5 minutes.

We’ve all seen how the weather can change at the drop of a hat, so how useful is data that’s an hour old when it comes to making safety decision? We’ll let you decide…

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Perry Weather vs DTN Weather Sentry.
What’s right for me?

Great question! We obviously think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest comparison:

Both Perry Weather and DTN WeatherSentry allow you to monitor severe weather and alert those who need to know what to do when severe weather strikes.

To help you decide between Perry Weather and DTN Weather Sentry, let’s dive into the details.

All features are accurate at the time of writing, but they may change over time.

Location and user limitations

One of the key distinctions between Perry Weather and DTN WeatherSentry is the number of locations you can manage within a single account. Perry Weather offers the flexibility of unlimited locations, while DTN WeatherSentry caps you at just six.

Why’s that a big deal?

Imagine you’re a school district with 6 high schools and 20 middle schools. With Perry Weather, you can watch over all these schools with just one login, and you can set up each place so it’s run just the way you want.

So, if you’re an athletic trainer at one high school, you won’t get bogged down with alerts from another school. And if you’re the Athletic Director, you can rest assured knowing you’ve got everything under control, all from one spot.

Similarly, for municipalities or Parks & Recreation organizations, with Perry Weather you can monitor all your parks, concert venues, water parks, and other public spaces from a single account. This allows for customized settings per location, so you’re not overwhelmed with irrelevant alerts. As an administrator, you can efficiently manage all areas from one centralized platform.

With DTN WeatherSentry, you’re limited to 6. Not very convenient.

Platform user friendliness

Perry Weather and DTN WeatherSentry both report on similar data, such as WBGT, lightning strikes, humidity, ambient temperature, wind speed, and more. However, the interface in which you access this crucial information are vastly different. Take a look below at an example screenshot from each platform.

Perry Weather’s Interface:

Perry Weather Platform Screenshot

At a glance, you’re able to see:

  • Risk Forecast information – on the Perry Weather dashboard, you’ll be informed of what risks are most likely to occur that day, and during which time frame. This allows you to easily make changes or adjustments ot your outdoor activities with confidence.
  • Current conditions from any location, including your current location such as temperature, precipitation, heat index, WBGT, and wind speed
  • Lightning status for 0-10mi, 10-20mi, 20-30mi, or whatever distance you prefer. You can also view this visually on the Live Radar.
  • Forecast high temp, low temp, precip, heat index, WBGT, and wind speed over time. You can conveniently use the toggle to view this information hourly or daily for the week.
  • Perry Weather customers with weather stations can also get a live camera feed of all locations which is featured at the top of the dashboard.

DTN WeatherSentry’s Interface:

DTN WeatherSentry Interface

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